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Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Psalm 144

Richard A. McGough

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  • Expert Web developer including HTML, ASP, and JavaScript. Extensive experience with web interfaces to SQL Server databases.
  • Expert Visual Basic 6.0 developer. I have designed and coded the front-end GUI and database access (ADO, RDO) for multiple large scale, distributed Client/Server applications for major corporations including Shurgard and Waste Management, Inc.
  • Expert ActiveX developer. I have written many re-usable, multi-threaded, extendable, custom COM components.
  • Extremely strong language and analytic skills. Code optimization.
  • Proficient with Office 2000 automation, including Word, Access, and Excel.
  • Capable with Jbuilder 4, and the SilverStream 3 development environment.


  • May 2002 Present: Designed the layout and authored the content of the BibleWheel.com website. The project included extensive work with SQL Server 7, VB 6, JavaScript, and HTML, as well as extensive authoring skills.
  • Feb 2001 May 2002: Sr. Systems Engineer for General Electric Financial Assurance in Seattle Washington. Duties included oversight of development, maintenance, and support for the GEFA intranet. This involved oversight and guidance of a team of developers, code review and implementation. Technologies included ASP, SQL Server 7, HTML, VB 6, and ActiveX.
  • Dec 2000 Feb 2001: Founded Golden Wheel Consulting. Successfully completed an independent contract with Shurgard.
  • Oct 1997 Dec/2000: Developer with Analytical Software, Inc. I was the lead GUI developer for two large (~1 year) VB Client / SQL Server projects.
  • May 1995 Sept 1997: Hardware Support and Software Trainer for Sierra Computers in Reno, Nevada. I taught courses in Word, Access, Excel, and Windows 3x/95. I also built and supported hundreds of PCs sold by Sierra Computers.


  • Microsoft Certified Professional, Visual Basic 5.0, 1998


  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Washington State University, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, Washington State University, 1985
  • All but dissertation PhD Quantum Physics, Washington State University, 1987